In this assignment, you will use the ideas you
developed earlier this week in the discussion to craft your
argumentative/persuasive essay. This week, you will write a rough
draft of your persuasive essay that focuses on an issue of concern
within your career field. Use the guidelines shown in Chapter 7 to
develop your ideas and shape your essay.Some examples to consider might be:
- Legal field: guilt/innocence of clients; death penalty; whistleblowing; public executions; insanity defense, etc.
- Medical field:
life-saving methods and/or alternative medicines; assisted suicide for
terminally ill patients; ethical issues surrounding organ donation; stem
cell research, etc.
- Environmental field: global warming; composting; pesticide usage; deforestation; wetlands conservation; recycling, etc.
- Social Services
field: Child abuse/custody/neglect; binge drinking; addiction;
discrimination of age/religion/race/gender; sweatshops and/or human
- Education field: standardized testing; bullying; class sizes; dress codes; homeschooling; vouchers, etc.
These are merely
examples; if you can think of something else that would closely pertain
to your field of interest, please ask the instructor for guidance. If
you would like to choose a topic outside of your field of study, please
discuss the topic you would like to write about with your instructor for
argumentative/persuasive essay is a research paper, not a personal
essay. Include your thoughts and ideas in the essay, but by writing only
in the objective, academic third person. Do not use first person (I,
me, my, us, we) or second person (any form of "you"). Please review this
information about writing in third person.
You must include 2-3
outside resources in your assignment to support the main points in your
essay. These may not include .com or .net domain website sources. Locate
academic journal articles in the library, or consider using
scholar.google.com to help you find academic-related sources.
Remember that overall,
your work should be paraphrased, not filled with numerous direct quotes.
In the instance you must use the exact words of a source, make sure you
include that additional information of the page (Smith, 2014, p. 34) or
paragraph (Smith, 2014, para. 3) reference in the in-text citation.
The submission should include:
- An APA formatted title page
- APA in-text citations
- Two to three (2-3) pages of written work (not counting the title or references pages)
- An APA formatted references page
For citation guidelines, please refer to the table in the APA Style section of the syllabus.